California ordered this Marin County school district to desegregate. Is it working?

In 2016, a state audit found that the predominantly Black and Latino students at Bayside MLK had been suffering: There was rapid staff turnover, inadequate class offerings, excessive discipline, and substandard academic performance. In 2019, then California attorney general Xavier Becerra handed down California’s first school desegregation order in 50 years. This fall, integration began. […]

Sausalito Marin City School District Welcomes Kids to New School

Hundreds of students on two campuses started the 2021-22 fall term Monday, together for the first time as one school under one name: Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. The new unified school, created after the Sausalito Marin City School District came under a 2019 order from the state to desegregate within five years, includes […]

Little Readers Program Returns In-Person

Bridge the Gap College Prep’s Little Readers Program has returned in-person at the Marin City Library. Lisa Raffel, executive director of the nonprofit, said there are about 40 students enrolled. Read more at MarinIJ

Bridge the Gap College Prep Raises $600,000

Bridge the Gap College Prep held its annual fundraising event, Vines & Vision Together We Rise Gala on March 11. The Marin City-centric non-profit provides academic, social, and emotional support to Marin City students in grades K-12, with the goal that every student completes high school and graduates from college. Read More at Marin Magazine

ABC7 News Facebook Live

Check out our Executive Director, Lisa Raffel, as she discusses the Learning Hub we started last year in September to meet the academic needs of our students. The segment begins at minute 23, Lisa begins at the 43-second mark.

‘It’s Just Too Much’: Why Students Are Abandoning Community Colleges in Droves

Why Students Are Abandoning Community Colleges in Droves Bridge the Gap College Prep student Kamarree Williams explains why he’s taking a break from College of Marin.  Our Bridge the Gap staff and volunteers are in close contact with Kamarree to provide on-going support and encouragement while he waits for in-person learning to begin again.

Marin Learning Hubs Flourish As Pandemic Grinds On

Marin learning hubs flourish as pandemic grinds on Initially seen as a pandemic afterthought, Marin’s 55 learning hubs are drawing increasing attention as a way to narrow the digital divide for needy students during coronavirus-imposed remote instruction.